Discussions at IRANZ HQ in Wellington this week, centred around teams which perform inconsistently, and why that is. There could be many reasons: for example, they are weak here, weak there, or lack mental strength there, etc. The bottom line though, is, the team which cares the most, invariably wins.
The Blitzbokke play as a team. They have a clear objective and understanding of their game plan on attack and defence. This eclectic mix of players and cultures seem so comfortable together; so harmonious and so dynamic. They are clearly the best Rugby 7s team in the world.
Despite a number of injuries to regular players in the starting XV, this All Black side is still capable of doing some serious damage on the paddock.
Crusaders to beat Hurricanes is my pick.